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Savory Veggie Cakes

On 11 Oct 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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So often I get asked how I create my recipes, how I decide on which dish to make. The inquirer is most often left with an unsatisfactory answer. Usually something along the lines of: 'Uhm. I don&...Read more

Ameland

On 04 Oct 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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I fell in love with the Dutch Wadden islands when I stayed on Terschelling with my mom. Then in September (this year) I visited Ameland with my family in law, where I walked on clouds and enjoyed a bi...Read more

Apple Cranberry Millet Breakfast Cakes

On 28 Sep 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Have you ever thought about the amount of time you spend at work? The average number of hours we spend at work from the age 18 to 65, based on a 40-hour work week, exceeds 97.000 hours! And this numbe...Read more

Hunt For The Perfect Scone

On 22 Sep 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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It may still be Summer outside, sort of-ish anyway, but that didn't stop me from trying to bake the perfect winter scone over the weekend. With plenty of apples left from our tree, half a jar of ...Read more

'Tis the season

On 20 Sep 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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We've had some exceptionally warm and sunny days last week. One might almost forget that pumpkin season is here! A few weeks ago I went to a pumpkin fair to pick up some pumpkins (edible and deco...Read more

Loaded Apple Pie

On 13 Sep 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Yesterday evening E and I picked all the apples from our tree. It didn't seem like a lot, but it ended up being a good 8 kilos worth of apples. With the occasional spider in between... LOL ^^ ...Read more

Jumping is the new running

On 11 Sep 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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You know what guys... I'm so over running! This is the new sh*t: I'm not gonna lie, I was fricking nervous as we went up in the plane. I mean, initially I wasn't even going to jump b...Read more

Once Upon A Wedding

On 04 Sep 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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On the 22nd of August my friend Joline got married!!! She looked absolutely gorgeous. She was radiating so much love and happiness, that I had to seriously choke back tears. I've never experienc...Read more

Not Dead Just Floating

On 21 Aug 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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PINK pretty much sums up my last 4 weeks in her song: I'm not dead just yet, I'm not dead just floating... I'm floating from birthday party to bachelorette party to wedding and another ...Read more

Gonna Eat A Lot of Apples

On 28 Jul 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Yesterday E and I checked out our apple tree! Strolling through the sunny apple and pear orchards, the song 'Peaches' from Presidents of the USA popped into my head ^^ They misspelled my na...Read more

Dress 2 Impress

On 23 Jul 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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This year I've rediscovered dresses. Especially dresses in cheerful colors and funky prints! Both this dress and the orange one are from Desigual. Perhaps not the cheapest brand, but if you sho...Read more

Taste of Summer

On 04 Jul 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Limes, corn, zucchini, cherries, strawberries... summer has announced itself on the market and in the produce section of the supermarket. Summer has also made its presence clear in the form of sunshin...Read more

Scones & Curry

On 26 Jun 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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As opposed to previous visits, this time we stayed about 25 minutes (by tube/train) outside of London, in Ealing Common. My mom had arranged accommodation at the A to B hotel. We all agreed that the h...Read more

Revisiting London

On 23 Jun 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Yesterday I came back from a short but sweet four days in London with my parents. The touristic highlights? Been there, done that, like more than 10 years ago! So we did things a little bit different...Read more

We Adopted!

On 13 Jun 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Last weekend we went to the Appelparade at the Olmenhorst estate. We'd been to the Olmenhorst estate before, once to partake in a chocolate making workshop, and another time to check out their an...Read more

M.I.A.

On 06 Jun 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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That would be my middle name ;-) I guess I sometimes just go A.W.O.L. on you guys! I promise you a team photo of the Jacobs 10K team and boom... I'm gone missing in action for nearly three weeks....Read more

Leiden Marathon 10K

On 18 May 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Today E and I participated for the second year in a row in the Leiden Marathon, again sponsored by my employer Jacobs. E went for the 5K distance and I signed up for the 10K. It was 22°C, sunny, and ...Read more

White Chocolate Wonderful Matcha Protein Bars

On 17 May 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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I've never actually tried White Chocolate Wonderful from Peanut Butter&Co. but a few weeks ago I made two jars of it. It's not a very complicated recipe, I mean, it's peanuts blende...Read more

Requeijão

On 10 May 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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I set out to make requeijão, mistakenly thinking I was making pirão de queijo de coalho, the to-die-for cheese sauce that came with the carne de sol,our first proper meal in Brazil. I guess I should...Read more

Weekend Things

On 04 May 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Yesterday E and I made an attempt at renewing our wardrobes by shopping in Utrecht. The attempt was pretty pathetic... after entering three stores we came to the conclusion that neither the colors nor...Read more

Salted Honey Lavender Rhubarb Bars

On 02 May 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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As you might have seen mentioned on the blog before, every month we get a box of local food from Streekbox. This year we also opted for the additional Paasbox (Easter box). The smallest box available ...Read more

Green Fingers

On 27 Apr 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Healthy Veggie Quiche

On 26 Apr 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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This is one of those recipes that I make all the time, yet I never give it the credit it deserves. Not sophisticated enough, not original enough, not exciting enough... there's a whole list of ex...Read more

Flower on the Wall

On 20 Apr 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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We've had a marvelous Easter day! Sunny, warm & dry. After breakfast we drove to Katwijk with the intention of walking this route. Somehow we ended up taking a detour towards the Panbos where...Read more

Palumeu

On 18 Apr 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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This time I saved the best for last! Our last trip into the rainforest in Suriname led us towards Palumeu, home to the Trio and Wajana indians. We stayed in a river cabin, which was basic, clean, and ...Read more

Cocoa the new caviar?

On 14 Apr 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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The Saturday after we got back from Suriname E and I attended the Chocolate Festival in Amsterdam. The organization was really poor, but thankfully there was plenty of high quality chocolate tasting t...Read more

Left Left Left Right Left

On 07 Apr 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Yesterday E and I participated in the Dunes March (Duinenmars), courtesy of my employer Jacobs. There were various distances ranging from 5 to 40 K, but we opted for the 10 K distance since it seemed ...Read more

Kabalebo

On 04 Apr 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Kabalebo is a beautiful and luxury resort situated deep in the Amazon rainforest, accessible only by air. What better place to celebrate your birthday?! Despite feeling like my skull could crack anyt...Read more

A Taste of Georgia

On 01 Apr 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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A while back, my mom went to Georgia as an educational consultant. She raved about the food and she brought me this 'for my blog': Mom, you brought me a Wiener?! Or is it a candle? It turn...Read more

Warappa Kreek & Mariënburg

On 30 Mar 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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We spent two nights in Frederiksdorp: the first to recover from the swamp mosquitoes and the second to sleep off all the food we consumed during the Warappa Kreek tour. We were (wrongly) under the imp...Read more

Matapica

On 29 Mar 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Thirty plus degrees Celsius, eighty plus percent humidity, blazing hot sun... excellent conditions for biking, wouldn´t you say? I mean, WHAT WERE WE THINKING?! Clearly we weren't when we decide...Read more

No Span Hub

On 28 Mar 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Did you know our vacation almost ended before it started? In order to enter Suriname, you have to obtain a tourist visa. You can buy it before your departure, or upon arrival. We decided on the latter...Read more

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

On 27 Mar 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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I'm back from an amazing vacation in Suriname! It was hot. It was humid. It was sunny. It was crazy. Crazy good! I celebrated my 29th birthday in the middle of the rainforest, on a completely re...Read more

FAN girl

On 23 Feb 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Yesterday I stopped complaining about my long hair and how tiresome it is to wash/style, and got a short haircut. Honestly, it's a bit too short to my liking, but in a few months it'll be at...Read more

Lick My Cookie

On 21 Feb 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Yep, that came out totally wrong... but I meant it quite literally! I made this amazing white chocolate chunk macademia nut cookie butter, which you're going to be licking straight off your knife...Read more

Goodie Box

On 09 Feb 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Friday my monthly Streekbox was delivered and it has kept me in the kitchen for the greater part of this weekend! Whether it was fate or coincidence, I don't care, but boy was I happy to get anot...Read more

Favorite Market Finds

On 02 Feb 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Yesterday E and I decided to check out the market in Haarlem. We were thrilled to find some of our favorite stands there: bread from Le Perron, English pies from Pieman.nl, and the best pork products ...Read more

50 Shades

On 31 Jan 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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The last two weeks I've been training very hard. Basically I've decided to add cycling to my list of workouts. Come Spring, I plan to add swimming to the list as well. Does that ring any bel...Read more

Simply the Best

On 18 Jan 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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I never make New Year's resolutions. Each day I aim to be better/smarter, stronger, and fitter than the day before. I guess you can say I aim to be 'simply the best' in all aspects of m...Read more

Hemp Brownies

On 05 Jan 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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We've all been there: you get sucked into a hype and buy something you wouldn't otherwise. Then, a year later, said item is still sitting untouched in your pantry. I know, most people have t...Read more

Flashing Freak

On 04 Jan 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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I'm a morning person, everybody who knows me knows that. My energy levels run highest in the morning and that is one of the main reasons I love running predawn. That and the fact that I don'...Read more

Savory Roasted Parsnip & Thyme Bread

On 03 Jan 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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I had a bit of leftover parsnip after making my creamy roasted parsnip & leek soup and decided to do something different with it. Parsnip fries, parsnip soup, parsnip mash... been there, done that...Read more

Fresh Start

On 01 Jan 2014, posted in: blogs by maisha
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For us, 2014 is marked by a fresh start. Quite literally! At exactly 13.00 hours (1 p.m.) 1000 people ran and splashed into the icy waters of the North Sea. We were among that number. Ever since E an...Read more

Creamy Roasted Parsnip & Leek Soup

On 31 Dec 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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'Where's dad?', I asked my mom when I was visiting last Sunday. 'He's digging up some parsnips for you from the garden,' she answered. 'Yeah, I know,' I replied...Read more

Salted Honey Lavender Shortbread

On 30 Dec 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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It belongs to that list 'either you love it or you hate it'. Lavender. It's right up there with coriander/cilantro and marmite/vegemite. There are plenty of haters out there. I know peo...Read more

Home Improvement

On 27 Dec 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Today it is exactly one year ago since we moved into our new crib! Happy home anniversary to us ^^ Even though we moved in one year ago, it was just last week that we got round to some home improvemen...Read more

A Merry Veggie X-mas!

On 26 Dec 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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We don't really celebrate Christmas. This year we didn't even have a mini Christmas tree or Christmas lights. But the day before Christmas I suddenly felt the urge to do something. So I went...Read more

Forget Love--

On 15 Dec 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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I'd rather fall in chocolate! You guys, I could give up on chocolate. But I'm not a quitter ;-) One day at work, I randomly sat myself down at a table with a few lovely ladies: 'Mind ...Read more

Achievements

On 11 Dec 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Just a few more items to tick off my list: 10-week Active For Life program National Championship stair walking (Maastoren Challenge) 15K Bruggenloop Rotterdam Let's start with the first one, s...Read more

Fool's Fruit

On 04 Dec 2013, posted in: blogs by maisha
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Don't be fooled by the looks that I got. I'm still I'm still sugar in a block ;-) But man, do I love me some marzipan. It's one of my guilty pleasures. When Sinterklaas is getting...Read more

 

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